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Sep 10, 2012 8:00am PDT
the first iraq war veteran to serve in congress. patrick, good morning to you. let's note first of all what mitt romney did say at the american legion. this was a speech he gave on august 26th. he said in part "of course, we are still at war in afghanistan. we still have uniformed men and women in conflict risking their lives just as you once did. how deeply we appreciate their service. we honor them, we respect and love them. that's a 16-second quote out of about a 16-minute speech, but no specifics about policy there. why do you think there's been such a fear or reluctance to get specific? >> because then he has to take a stand, craig, and he refuses to do that. it's like what john kerry said in his speech the other night. mitt romney has to debate himself before he actually debates barack obama in a couple weeks. the quote that you said where mitt romney said i talked in my speech about the things that were unimportant. there's 68,000 sons of american families that are fighting for us in afghanistan. that's not important to mitt romney? i mean, he wants to be commander in chief. not just
Sep 22, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. with me now former congressman patrick murphy, democrat from pennsylvania and veteran of the iraq war and supporter of president obama. congressman murphy, good afternoon to you. former congressman murphy. good afternoon. >> good to be with you. what do you say to voters who hear that and agree and say 1200 pages is a heck of a lot and time to move on? >> i think they say what's in those 1200 pages. you see mitt romney hiding his assets in bermuda. and chinese oil companies, has a swiss bank account. mitt romney, this year he just released, only paid 14% in taxes, only 14%, not his fair share. that is a lot less than what the average american middle class family pays. now, that's how the system is structured. if you're a multimillionaire, you get tax break after tax break and they still complain about the taxes. we're a nation at war, a nation in debt. why isn't mitt romney being honest with the american people and why isn't he paying his fair share and what is he hiding? >> what do you think is in the numbers we haven't seen? >> we don't know. but we also know that mitt romney's fath
Sep 12, 2012 8:00am PDT
state department officer who served during the invasion in iraq, and a former white house middle east adviser, and a mideast editor for "newsweek." joel, i want to start with you. i know you knew ambassador stevens personally. this morning, secretary clinton offered words in reflection of the ambassador's work. take a listen. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant, and then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. the world needs more chris steve stevenses. >> now the city that he was murdered, what are you going to remember most? >> he was a wonderful person. i had the honor of working with him in the senate. he was on a fellowship working for senator lugar, a republicen. he was kind and he was a star in foreign service and a former peace corps volunteer, and he gave of himself and served our country. he been the out and promoted america's view of the world and our vision and values and interacted directly in the heat of the battle with people who need to know about the good side of america, and he was the best of america. >> sensitivity for all the people that we lost, and
Sep 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
it was wrong to leave too soon. he said it was tragic to leave iraq and then fine. mr. romney here's a little advice. before you debate president obama on foreign policy you better debate yourself. >> my opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy. but from all that we've seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blustering. you don't call russia our number one enemy not al qaeda but russia unless you're caught in a cold war era time warp. >>> general, great to see you. watching all of this i'm sure you were probably just as confused as a lot of people, there are donkeys behind these speakers and not elephants. the way so forcefully, some of the speakers came out especially the president, john kerry as well, talking about the democratic position on foreign policy, on afghanistan, on iraq, the death of osama bin laden. do you think it's taken the republicans and put them back on their heels to see democrats come out so strongly. >> it has. i think this is the real end of the post-vietnam alignment of the parties the. for that whole period of 30 or 40 years republicans
Sep 3, 2012 8:00am PDT
quarters four years ago. we now only have one war, because we ended the war in iraq. we were -- now we've added 3.5 million new jobs, the stock market was at 6600, the dow four -- and now it's at 13,000. it's doubled. we've gotten rid of osama bin laden. we've actually been able to rescue the auto industry, and i think the campaign has to be more proactive saying we have done a lot, and stop apologizing for it. this is a country that's been through a lot since the bush administration, we've been able to weather that storm because of president obama's letter. >> joy ann, a statement in "the washington post" was made that obama did not change washington. who is to blame for any inaction during the president's first term? should he be the sole person responsible for this? even though we can pull up the video of everyone on the right, let's make this a one-term president. doesn't that just stand in the way of a regular old americans coming back? >> i think that is one of the sort of the most maddening arguments, barack obama said he would bring everyone together. we know from thomas draper
Sep 14, 2012 8:00am PDT
in november. joining me is congressman jim moran who sits in the iraq caucus, and also on the defense submit t subcommitt subcommittee. sir, glad to have you here and the president has closed the gap when it comes to the economy and who is best to handle that, but still a majority of the americans don't believe that the country is on the right track. in your estimation, what does that mean for the message of your party and the president going forward? >> i think that we have to be honest, obviously, but these polls reflect a thoughtful electorate, and particularly in the most important three battleground states. the american people understand that, you know, we are not losing 800,000 jobs a month like we were at the end of the bush administration, but that the glass is only half full. the problem is that the romney/ryan team would empty the glass all over again with more bush-type tax cuts forthemsel s themselves and for the rich without regard for the rest of us, and accompanied by bellicose rhetoric with the possibility of another war in the middle east. we need to go forward and the americ
Sep 26, 2012 8:00am PDT
, if the tragic incident of september 11th and the military actions against after gap stan and iraq that left millions killed and homeless had not happened and if instead of killing and throwing the cup pretty into the sea without informing the world and the people of america, an independent fact-finding team had been formed to make the general public aware of the fruit behind the incident and prepared for bringing to justice the perpetrators, had extremism or terrorism not been used for political goals, had the harms been turned into pains and extend pendy turs had been used to build an equity. had religious conflicts not been beaten and if differences had not been used for the purpose of advancing political agendas, had the right to krit siechl the policies and actions of the world zionism been recognized the allow the world media to freely report and shed light on realities instead of taking deceitful gestures bent on offending the sanctities and malsacred beliefs of human beings and divine messenger who as the purist and most compassion at human beings are the gift of the almighty to huma
Sep 13, 2012 8:00am PDT
as withdrawing and we are paying a price for that weakness, whether it be unraveling in iraq, the tragedy in syria, the tensions with israel and the afghan situation unraveling. >> jack, how do you respond is this should americans feel partially responsible for what's happening in the middle east in because we injected ourselves in to pushing for change there, but may not be following through when it comes to the leadership. and basically nation building. >> well, part of the problem the americans have always had is we talk about doing something and then we pull back after the fact. we can go back into 980s and afghanistan. certainly my former employer was involved in that issue. but we can go back again and again. i think to highlight what mr. sanger was talking about, let's think about the egyptians. our number one ally in the region was the israellys. we paid them more than anybody else. number two was the egyptian. so contempt bllate what it mean. the americans need to be continue to be involved here because if they pull back now, i think what it can do is create a vacuum and create e
Sep 15, 2012 11:00am PDT
in iraq, we're drawing town from afghanistan. most importantly, the war on terrorism. killing bin laden, taking apart al qaeda, that has been a significant accomplishment. and by any standard, that is i think pretty significant when you compare him to any president and to compare him to jimmy carter, doesn't really fly. voters i don't think buy that logic. and put all that aside. the election is going to be about the economy. it will be about the future, it will be who do you think stands up for the middle class. the republicans want to have a debate on foreign policy, they're welcome to have it. they'll lose it. but from a strategic perspective, it's a stupid thing to do. >> chris racises an interesting point. for month, romney campaign's focus was the economy. now with what's happening in the middle east this past week and we expect to continue for at least the next few days, what does that mean for the romney message? >> i think the message still needs to be economy and as much as it truly pains knee agree with chris, this election is about the economy. it's going to be focused on th
Sep 20, 2012 8:00am PDT
of military veterans returning from iraq and afghanistan, it's nearly 11% unemployment. the veterans job corps bill has been killed in the u.s. senate. >> -- kill it on a technicality. that's the bottom line. that's what's going on here and it's sad. >> senator ben cardin of maryland joins me now. after you voted you tweeted out that the gop defeats the veterans jobs bill. it's disappointing, our vets deserve more, urging congress to refocus efforts on helping vets. >> what brought this down. what are we hearing about the technicality? >> they used a point of order that required 60 votes in order to move it forward. it clearly was an effort by the republicans not to have to deal with this issue before the november 6th elections. they used our veterans as an excuse. i tell you, it's sad. we all talk about how much we respect those who wear the uniform of our nation. they put their lives on the line in order to protect us. and then when they come back home, the least we could do is to make sure they have jobs. this job corps bill was we thought bipartisan. it made sense to say to our spret rans
Sep 22, 2012 11:00am PDT
on the battle fields of iraq and africa. today, for the first time ever, they know longer have to live a lie. at the pentagon, joint chiefs chairman mike mullen said for him, repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" is all about integrity. >> it's fundamentally against everything we stand for as an institution to force people to lie about who they are just to wear a uniform. >> reporter: so has this year changed the lives of those serving our country? "don't ask, don't tell" forced many men in the military to live in the shadows. now lbgt service members can serve openly. coming out, as you might imagine, still a difficult decision for many troops. randy phillips an active duty airman in the air force. on the eve of the appeal he came out to his dad and essentially to the world in an emotional call on youtube that went viral. >> i don't get it. i always have been -- i've known since forever, i wanted to tell you in person, but -- i didn't want you to find out any other wa way. >> okay. >> you still love me? >> i still love you, son. >> randy phillips joins me now live via skype from outside the air
Sep 23, 2012 12:00pm PDT
and gotten us out of afghanistan and iraq. >> but let me jump in for a second. because alice, the accuracy of your statements not withstanding, the arguments that you just rolled offer, those are the same arguments that your party has been making for several months and poll after poll shows that the arguments don't seem to be resonating with voters. in fact a recent poll in florida points out my point, most accurately, the president, mitt romney now both seem to do the same in terms of handling the economy. the romney campaign known for having the leg up on that question. what do you make of that? >> the problem will be solved as we get into the debates. mitt romney will have the opportunity to outline the middle class plan to help create jobs. as opposed to what we have with president obama who has created unemployment above 8% for 43 months when he said he would cut the deficit in half. it's at $16 trillion and we're seeing the median household income has dropped and policies like obama care that will increase people's health care premiums as opposed to reducing it. and the gdp at 1.5%.
Sep 24, 2012 8:00am PDT
. >> well, let's see what i've done since i came into office. i said i'd end the war in iraq. i did. i said that we'd go after al qaeda. they have been decimated in the fatah. that we'd go after bin laden. he's gone. if governor romney is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so. >> we also have to communicate that israel is our ally, our close ally. the president's decision not to meet with bibi netanyahu, prime minister of israel, when the prime minister is here for the united nations session i think is a mistake and sends a message throughout the middle east that somehow we distanced ourselves from our friends. >> joining me now is spokesman during the clinton administration jamie rubin. as we remind everybody, your former boss bill clinton, he met with world leaders during their re-election years during u.n. times. the president is getting some criticism from people who think that this is a mistake not to do any one-on-ones considering the situation out of libya and also considering the fact that while in new york, he will make time to go to the chat show "the view.
Sep 27, 2012 8:00am PDT
they really weren't. i'm talking about iraq. give the white house a little leeway here on figuring out exactly what's what to go with the facts. thursday power panel, thank you. we're going to have the governor to stick around because we're going to be talking to you about libya and the situation it's going on with the white house right now. foreign policy, that is. domestically, the impact of it and prime minister benjamin netanyahu is scheduled to give a tough speech on iran in the next hour, setting a clear red line. is he trying to back the president into a corner? >>> plus, good call. nfl referees back on the field tonight for the cleveland browns. baltimore ravens game. what do you think about their labor deal? one thing that i have learned this morning, you do not tease chris jansing about the cleveland browns. don't ever do it. tweet me at. key r ole throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has more of 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+. oh, hey alex. just picking up some, brochures, post
Sep 28, 2012 8:00am PDT
happened during the whole question of -- during the bush administration of iraq. i think this was a kind of graphic way of trying to show something. would an american president do that at the u.n.? it's an open question. is it effective? if you're trying to explain an issue people have heard about, when you reduce it to something that makes it rather clear and tends to simplify it, it at least tends to clarify what you're talking about. i think what prime minister netanyahu was trying to do was to explain, where is the point where we would become concerned when we say we will prevent an iran from having a nuclear bomb, what's the point to lose the ability to prevent that? this was his way of demonstrating it. would it be effective for an american president? hard to say. i think it was fairly effective for him. >> you know, the prime minister is going to have to now get on the phone with the president as well as secretary clinton, after making this speech. do you think he overstepped a political line here, and in any way gave the president cover on the iran issue? >> it's very interesting
Sep 30, 2012 12:00pm PDT
never ceases to point out on the campaign trail and elsewhere, that he has ended the war in iraq, has ended the war in afghanistan, two years hence u.s. combat troops are expected to be pulled out of a afghanistan in 2014. so obviously this presents some problems as well as the grim facts on the ground. with these horrific green-on-blue attacks. >> how much does the president anticipate the war in afghanistan will play into the debates on wednesday? >> it's a mixed bag at this point. the president as i pointed out, frequently pointing out that he has a plan to bring american troop combat troops out of afghanistan by the end of 2014. he's talked about his success in bringing american combat troops out of iraq. he's talking about some of the successes up until recently. in endorsing the arab spring in libya and tunisia to a certain extent in egypt. but certainly the situation in libya right now, nothing more needs to be said about that. it's become a political as well as a security football now. and the volatile situation in syria. which is very much unsettled. craig? >> mike viquiera a
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